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What grade would you give this film?
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 Fighting 
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Fighting is a 2009 action drama film directed by Dito Montiel, with a screenplay by Robert Munic and Montiel, and starring Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzmán, Brian White, Flaco Navaja, and former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Cung Le. It was released on April 24, 2009 in the United States by Rogue Pictures.


Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:14 am
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Fighting: It's Way Out Of Cliché

Wow! This one definitely surprised me. Sure, it's a B-movie, but in this case, that's an asset - - it's what sells the melodrama linking the brawls - - and it works! By God, it WORKS!!!

Fighting is just like one of those old movies you see on TCM at 3:20am. You've never even heard of it before, it's obviously a low budget production, yet it clearly shows the handiwork of a team of devoted craftsmen. Writers, cinematographers, actors, et. al....

Despite it's low rent stylings, the story managed to keep surprising me - - at least as much as jaded old cinephile like myself will permit. It really was quite fun. The aforementioned melodrama is neanderthal rudimentary and that is exactly what's needed, as you might imagine in a primitive tale such as this.

I could almost believe it was an American remake of the golden classic of this sub-genre: Ong-Bak - - it was that good.

I hadn't seen Channing Tatum before, but he's got the look, and of course plays loveably stupid to a tee. Luckily for him, there was some quality supporting talent in the form of the always dependable Terrence Howard, and in then also in the shapely form of Zulay Henao - - I can't wait to see more of her talents in the future.

All in all, this is a quality little film that contends way above it's weight class - - Fighting's a winner!!!

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Bradley is the only one who's seen this? Not surprising I guess.
This movie is just downright bad but not terrible.
The action is borderline TV and Tatum proves he really, really can't act. But unlike in GI Joe, I think he's actually trying.
Oh but then this movie tried to go all dramatic and focus on acting anyway so Tatum fails even worse here.
Howard is actually quite annoying with his needless voice and average acting.
Zulay Henao however was quite nice to watch, she should be in more movies.
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This was just beyond bad. The only thing I want to know is if Channing Tatum actually believes he can act?


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Lol. Would be an interesting answer.

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I had forgotten all about this one (apparently I saw it the week before Dragonball) - - my first Channing Tatum film - - and he's continued to make much better than average choices in the roles he takes!


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This is total shit.

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